Project Bread’s FoodSource Hotline counselors answer more than 28,000 calls a year from hungry people in Massachusetts.
Project Bread's FoodSource Hotline connects food insecure people with public resources and local help, in order to help them find the right solutions for their needs. The Hotline answered over 28,000 callers from across Massachusetts in 2017, and is the only comprehensive statewide information and referral service in Massachusetts for people facing hunger.
Counselors assist callers in over 180 languages, providing a multitude of available resources in their community, including food pantries, congregate meal sites, school meals, and summer meal sites for kids, elder meal programs, and WIC. When relevant, FoodSource Hotline counselors also connect callers with other resources such as utility and fuel assistance, and MassHealth. Most importantly, our counselors can start SNAP applications for eligible residents right over the phone. Click here to get help.